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  • Writer's pictureRev. Ani

An Ordinary Day

Updated: May 22, 2023

Poems From The Porch

Rooster, chimes, and glistening dew A soft breeze awakening my senses Sunlight on purple wildflowers Yolk-yellow daylilies opening to the sky Pink gladiolus shyly peeking out Petunias, impatiens, and pansies offering a colorful array Man-son joining me in companionable silence Comfortable cats relaxing with us Birdsong adorning the air Powder blue sky reflecting limitless potential Feeling the togetherness of time Grateful for the point of awareness I am Embracing the call to honor the charism of me


Engaging With The Poem

Poetry can be a doorway to the soul and your own creativity. Throughout the ages, the written word has been used as a means to access personal truth and as a vehicle for prayer through the practice of sacred reading (lectio divina). I encourage you to try this beautiful practice and let its truths to be self-evident.

How To Practice Sacred Reading


READ the passage through slowly more than once, noticing how it feels in your body and the response of your heart.

REFLECT: What word resonates with you? What phrase speaks to you? What overall personal meaning comes to you? Allow yourself to follow a tangent.

RESPOND by making space for the prayer of your heart to manifest. Write down the words and/or phrases that resonate with you, and allow them to arrange themselves into your own poem or prayer.

REST with your eyes closed, perhaps using the word that most resonates with you as your mantra for silent meditation.


Dear friend,

May your mind be peaceful and calm, may your body be relaxed and comfortable, and may your heart be filled with love.

Thank you for reading.

Blessings and gratitude, Ani

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15. Mai 2023

LOVE! And what a welcoming, open view! Oh my🪶

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